The label "High Quality Whale-Watching" aims to educate operators toward a sustainable and ecofriendly activity. A new training scheduled from 7 to 9 April on the island of Porquerolles will educate thirty people representing 10 whale watching companies.
The UK has announced the forthcoming creation of the largest marine reserve in the world around Pitcairn. This isolated British territory between New Zealand and Chile contains a fabulous abundant and unique fauna and flora.
Samsø Færgen, a new powered double-ended passenger car ferry entered service in September 2014 on domestic routes between the island of Samsø and Hou on the Danish mainland. The 100m ferry stands out for its cost-effective, efficient and eco-friendly propulsion technology.
U.S. scientists have called for international cooperation to preserve the ecosystems of the deep seabed, whose mineral wealth and fisheries are coveted by manufacturers.
Taiwan Forestry Office announced the creation of a sanctuary to protect the white dolphin of China, an endangered humpback dolphin species. Set up by the end of June, the sanctuary will cover 76,300 hectares along the west coast of the island.
Second tourist destination in the world for manta, Indonesia has created the largest sanctuary in the world to protect this fascinating sea creature is as popular amongst divers for their grace than amongst Chinese for their gills.
Located in Corsica, MYRTE experimental platform has set up the Greenergy Box, a new storage system and energy management developed by Areva. Operating on a coupling of solar panels with a system of hydrogen storage and fuel cell, this installation aims to solve the problems of intermittent solar energy.
With his steel trunk of 8 meters high and its branches from 80 to 100 plastic sheets that serve as mini wind turbines, "l'Arbre à Vent" revolutionizes the traditional image of wind turbines. Aesthetic and silent, this technological innovation offers a new reliable source of energy on a human scale which should promote energy independence of consumers.
Researchers at University of California Berkeley have developed a carpet that will convert waves into usable energy. The team is looking for funding to develop the first pilot plant into the ocean and convince its benefits.